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Poster: adamelijah Date: Aug 22, 2010 10:07pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: What Is Gone

er-the material is available on dozens of other sites. I won't list them here, but plenty of places. If history's any guide, Radio Spirits isn't going to go after everyone who has some Sam Spade on their site or Burns and Allen, rather they'll file a few DMCA notices with Archive.org and with a few sites that care to act on it, but even the Shadow which they claimed before this is available on countless websites.

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Poster: RadioMan52 Date: Aug 25, 2010 2:04pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: What Is Gone

You are correct that they are available at other sites unfortunately RS and others of the same ilk have sent letters and funds to the main search engine providers to basically blank out many of the “unofficial” sites that have not kowtowed to their demand letters and are still permitting downloads the only sites that you get on the main are his…...
It still is a puzzling mystery on how he can claim that he owns the rights to something that was in the public domain and freely available way before he even opened up the “Spirits” BS when he was in college, If I remember he even stated in a few of his radio programs that he was obtaining the material by FTP download from “Bulletin Boards” remember them?
So if you want to get some of the material it looks like we may have to resort to the “torrent” system as a get even BBS to Torrent, full circle as far as I can see

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Poster: adamelijah Date: Aug 25, 2010 4:19pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: What Is Gone

Regarding Radio Spirits paying off the search engines. They're really not doing all that well. I did a search for "The Shadow Old Time Radio" on Google and there are two sites with nearly 60 episodes right near the top, with Radio Spirits in 10th place.

There are a lot of nasty things that go with Torrents. I think that's kind of a last resort for anything.

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